Meet the Programs Staff

Meet the Programs Staff

Call the Visitor Center: 707-847-3437

Our office hours are from 10am – 4:30pm every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Marine Ecology program 

Dr. Dione Deaker, dioned@fortross.org

Coastal Naturalist and Marine Ecology Program Lead

Dione is a marine biologist and science educator from Sydney, Australia, where she did her PhD on sea stars. She loves teaching on the coast.



Environmental living Program

Hank Birnbaum

Hank Birnbaumhankb@fortross.org

Bilingual Guide & Historical Specialist
ELP Instructor, Fort Ross tours